‘A Tribute’ band from Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT movie and U-Know Live’ which is held at Yongsan War Memorial Square is a tribute concert to reminicent the death of King of Pop Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009) in June last year. 15 of Jackson’s hits were unfolded in the concert that was lasted for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
TVXQ’ U-Know Yunho (24) took the lead vocal for the concert and all 2000 audiences showed enthusiasm to his brilliant debut. Tony Terry and Van Johnsons were the other vocalists appearing, and not only the songs which would reminiscent you to Michael Jackson, but U-Know Yunho’s dance and stage costumes were all focused to give Jackson vibe throughout the concert.
The opening concert songs were taken from one of Jackson’s best selling album ‘Thriller’ that was released in 1982. The song was ‘Beat It’. U-Know Yunho popped out from under the stage, and despite the highly cold weather, he showed off his magnificent dancing skill.
After ‘Beat It’, U-Know Yunho said, “Hello! This is U-Know Yunho. It’s really cold, isn’t it? I feel delight to stand as lead singer in this Michael Jackson’s tribute show.” and “I’m going to show you performances that will blow away the cold.”
Terry and Johnson then appeared to sing bunch of another Jackson’s hit songs for the audiences, ‘Working Day And Night’ and ‘Rock with You’ which were from Jackson’s 1979 released album ‘Off The Wall’
‘PYT (Pretty Young Thing)’, ‘Remember The Time’, ‘Human Nature’ were performed with a live band and by listening to them the memories of Jackson’s hits were given a strong holds in our mind.
U-Know Yunho appeared again on stage to sing a song from 1987 Jackson’s release ‘Bad’, ‘Smooth Criminal’. U-Know Yunho showed a passionate Michael Jackson performances and being compared to the opening stage, the fans cheering was even hotter.
When Terry sang a song that belongs to the brother group Jackson Five, ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’, during the call he said, “Michael I love you. I never can say goodbye.” turning the fans in screams. Eventhough Michael Jackson was not physically exist anymore, but his name and music still bring a big effect.
After some spare moments, U-Know Yunho appeared to sing ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ and ‘Jam’, the stages gave a different manifestation in Jackson respect. Yunho showed a different charisma that one he showed during TVXQ performance and his skill was flawless.
Yunho, Terry, and Johnson finished the stage with encore song ‘Thriller’ whose music video was the first to be registered in United States National Movie book.
U-Know Yunho’s mates from the same label company TVXQ Changmin as well as SHINEE’s Minho did appear and attracted many attention. The concert was delayed for more than 1 hour and 10 minutes, leaving the 2000 audiences trembled in cold and frowned. ‘A Tribute’ band from Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT movie and U-Know Live’ will take another stage tomorrow on 28th and be held at the same place.
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TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho had his appearance in Michael Jackson tribute concert ‘A Tribute’ band from Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT movie and U-Know Live’ held at Yongsan War Memorial Square today on the 27th.
The venue was filled with approximately 2000 people. Japanese, Chinese, and Korean fans were all anticipating the concert which was supposed to start at 6pm.
At 7:10 U-Know Yunho climbed up the stage with the track ‘Beat It’ and welcomed the whole 2000 fans.
The performance was highly influenced by one in Michael Jackson’s last movie ‘This Is It’, however U-Know Yunho showed up his own dance style while was dancing to Michael Jackson’s routines.
After finishing the first song, Yunho said, “To be the lead singer in Michael Jackson’s tribute concert, I feel delight to stand here.” also, “I hope the performance will chase away the coldness.”
Yunho got his stage again in the middle of the show, for ‘Smooth Criminal’. U-Know Yunho dazzled the audiences with his dance and definitely blew the cold away. He reached the peak of his performance during the song ‘Thriller’. The amusing ‘drill’ dance put on fire at the audiences, and they began to shout “U-KNOW YUNHO!”
U-Know Yunho then said, “Please keep showing a great interest in the future, thank you!”
However, due to the lack of preparation, there were some significant inconvenience missing in the whole concert. From the scheduled performance that was supposedly started at 6pm for approximately 2 hours, the actual concert was delayed for 1 hour and 10 minutes and only started at 7:10 pm.
An official said, “The concert had been delayed due to mechanical inspection.” he asked for audiences’ patience. With most of the audiences were standing, they needed to wait for the stage to be prepared.
Above all, the R area that costs 110,000 won and S area that costs 99,000 won are considered expensive tickets. Whether this concert could be seen worth for all those costs, we should reconsider again.
With the involvement of Ken Stacey, Van Johnson, and Tony Terry as the concert’s singers, this concert had been expected to be a concert with 100 points of vocals, however seems that this Michael Jackson’s tribute concert had been overvalued. The performance skills were below expectations. It was Michael Jackson’s songs, but with feeling of limited power of the song itself.
Ken Stacey’s skill doesn’t reach U-Know Yunho well. In the end this memorial concert was said to be just U-Know Yunho 100,000 won concert.
U-Know Yunho is expected to attend Michael Jackson’s tribute concert at London’s Wembley Arena at June 8th (local time), and be the only Asian artist on the show.
Source: [today korea + media paran]
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